St John Bosco Best Players of All Time

John Rizzo

St. John Bosco was a beloved Italian saint and the founder of the Salesian order. He was born on August 16, 1815 in the hillside hamlet of Becchi in the region of Castelnuovo d’Asti. He was the youngest son of Francesco Bosco and Margherita Occhiena and had two older brothers, Antonio and Giuseppe.

From a young age, he was known for his selfless service to others and for his deep faith in God. Throughout his life, he dedicated himself to the well-being of children, young people, and the poor, inspiring countless people throughout the world. He was canonized in 1934 and is celebrated as the patron saint of Catholic youth.

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1. Trent McDuffie


Trent McDuffie Career

  • Third-team All-American (2021)
  • First-team All-Pac-12 (2021)
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2020)

Trent McDuffie was born on September 13, 2000, in Westminster, California. He attended St. John Bosco High School and played football for the school's Knights before transferring to Washington University in St Louis for his final two years of college.

McDuffie was a first-team All-American selection as a junior at Washington and led the Huskies with six interceptions that season en route to being named the national defensive player of the year by both ESPN and USA Today Sports Coaches Association (USAToday).

The Kansas City Chiefs selected him with their first pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and he has since made an immediate impact at cornerback for them, recording 54 tackles (41 solo) through nine games this season. 

Trent McDuffie is a versatile defender who has played both linebacker and defensive end in the NFL.

He was an All-American at Washington State before being drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, Trent recorded 37 tackles and 1 sack while also forcing a fumble and intercepting one pass. 

Trent continued to improve as a starter in year two, recording 54 tackles along with 3 sacks and 6 pass deflections en route to first-team all-conference honors.

Trent registered another strong season in 2023, amassing 69 tackles (11 for loss) with 2 forced fumbles and an interception returned for a touchdown - earning him second-team All-NFL honors again.

Also Played For: washington huskies football, kansas city chiefs

2. Jacob Tuioti-Mariner

Jacob Tuioti-Mariner Career

  • High school: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)
  • College: UCLA
  • Position: Defensive end
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Atlanta Falcons (2018–2021), Pittsburgh Steelers (2021)*, Carolina Panthers (2021)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Tackles: 54, Sacks: 3, Forced fumbles: 2, Fumble recoveries: 3
  • Tackles: 54
  • Sacks: 3
  • Forced fumbles: 2
  • Fumble recoveries: 3

Jacob Tuioti-Mariner is a defensive end who was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Jacob attended UCLA where he played football and rugby as a walk on before being recruited to play for St.

John Bosco High School (Bellflower, California). After playing college ball, Tuioti-Mariner was undrafted but signed with the Seahawks as an UDFA in 2018. He has appeared in two preseason games for Seattle and recorded one sack thus far in his career.

Jacob is set to become a free agent at the end of this season and will likely be looking for another opportunity to prove himself in professional football Tuioti-Mariner is a versatile defender who can play all over the field. He has above average speed, strength and tackling ability.

Tuioti-Mariner should continue to improve in his second season with the Falcons.

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3. DJ Uiagalelei


DJ Uiagalelei Career

  • College: , Clemson (2020–2022), Oregon State (2023–present)
  • Bowl games: , 2021 Cheez-It Bowl
  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)

DJ Uiagalelei is a quarterback for the Oregon State Beavers. At just 21 years old, DJ has already played in three games for OSU and passed for 1,078 yards with 10 touchdowns.

He was also effective running the ball, carrying 18 times for 134 yards and two touchdowns. With his impressive play thus far this season and his overall athleticism, DJ is sure to be one of the top quarterbacks in college football next year.

We can't wait to see what he does next. DJ is a versatile running back who has played in both the backfield and as a receiver for Oregon State. He is coming off an impressive sophomore campaign, which saw him average over 100 yards from scrimmage per game and score 12 touchdowns.

DJ’s versatility makes him an attractive option for teams looking to add firepower to their offense, and he should continue to improve as he gains more experience at the professional level.

Also Played For: clemson university, clemson tigers football

4. Josh Rosen

UCLA Bruins football

Josh Rosen Career

  • High school: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)
  • College: UCLA (2015–2017)
  • Position: Quarterback
  • NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
  • Arizona Cardinals (2018), Miami Dolphins (2019), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2020)*, San Francisco 49ers (2020), Atlanta Falcons (2021), Cleveland Browns (2022)*, Minnesota Vikings (2022)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Freshman All-American (2015), Second-team All-Pac-12 (2017), Pac-12 Freshman Offensive Player of the Year (2015)
  • TD–INT: 12–21, Passing yards: 2,864, Completion percentage: 54.0, Passer rating: 61.1, Rushing yards: 151
  • TD–INT: 12–21
  • Passing yards: 2,864
  • Completion percentage: 54.0
  • Passer rating: 61.1
  • Rushing yards: 151

Josh Rosen was one of the most highly touted quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL Draft, and the 10th pick overall was a shrewd move by the Arizona Cardinals. Rosen has all the tools to be a successful NFL quarterback, and is already considered a top prospect.

Rosen started his career with the Arizona Cardinals in 2018, and showed flashes of brilliance but also made plenty of mistakes. 

He will need to continue to work on his fundamentals if he wants to be successful in the NFL. Rosen was traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2019, and enjoyed a much more successful season.

He finished third in the league in passing yards, and led the Dolphins to a playoff appearance. Rosen was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020, where he struggled a bit. 

However, he still managed to throw for more than 3,000 yards and 18 touchdowns. Rosen was signed by the San Francisco 49ers in 2020, and has been one of the team's most consistent players.

He has led them to the playoffs in each of his three seasons, and is considered one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. 

Rosen is currently with the Atlanta Falcons, and is considered one of the most promising young quarterbacks in the league. He is still developing, but has a great chance of becoming a successful NFL player.

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5. Wyatt Davis

Ohio State Buckeyes football

Wyatt Davis Career

  • High school: St. John Bosco (Bellflower, California)
  • College: Ohio State (2017–2020)
  • NFL Draft: 2021 / Round: 3 / Pick: 86
  • Minnesota Vikings (2021), New Orleans Saints (2022), Arizona Cardinals (2022), New York Giants (2022–present)
  • Roster status: Active
  • Rimington–Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year (2020), Unanimous All-American (2020), Consensus All-American (2019), 2× First-team All-Big Ten (2019, 2020)
  • Games played: 9, Games started: 0
  • Games played: 9
  • Games started: 0

Wyatt Davis is a talented guard for the Ohio State Buckeyes. He was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes, and was part of Ohio State's 2017 and 2020 national championships.

Davis was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. He has spent the past two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, but is currently with the New Orleans Saints.

Wyatt Davis is a talented player with a bright future in the NFL. Wyatt Davis was an All-American offensive lineman at Ohio State University, where he won multiple awards including the Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year and Unanimous All-American.

Davis was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft. He has started nine games for the team and is one of the most highly-touted offensive linemen in the league. 

Davis has a bright future ahead of him and is sure to be a mainstay in the Cardinals' line-up for many years to come.

6. Todd Husak


  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)
  • College: Stanford
  • NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 202
  • Washington Redskins (2000), Denver Broncos (2001), Berlin Thunder (2002), New York Jets (2002–2003), Cleveland Browns (2004)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • First-team All-Pac-10 (1999), Hula Bowl co-MVP (2000), World Bowl champion (X)
  • TD–INT: 0–0, Yards: −2, QB Rating: 79.2
  • TD–INT: 0–0
  • Yards: −2
  • QB Rating: 79.2

Todd Husak is a former NFL quarterback. He played for the Washington Redskins from 2000 to 2001 and the Denver Broncos from 2001 to 2002. Husak was born in Bryan, Texas in 1978.

Husak attended St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, California. Husak played college football at Stanford. Husak was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the 2000 NFL Draft and by the Denver Broncos in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Husak played for the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos. Husak is currently a quarterback coach for the Berlin Thunder in the German Football League. Todd Husak was a standout quarterback at the University of Washington.

Husak was drafted by the New York Jets in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played for the Jets for two seasons before being traded to the Cleveland Browns in 2004. Husak played for the Browns for one season before retiring in 2005. Husak has since been involved in coaching and scouting.

He is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks. Husak was a member of the Seahawks' staff that won Super Bowl XLVIII. Husak also served as an assistant coach for the Oklahoma Sooners during the 2013 season. He is currently the quarterbacks coach for the Seattle Seahawks.

7. Leon McFadden

New York Giants

Leon McFadden Career

  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)
  • College: San Diego State
  • NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 68
  • Cleveland Browns (2013), New York Jets (2014), San Francisco 49ers (2014–2015), Arizona Cardinals (2015)*, New York Giants (2015), Dallas Cowboys (2016), Atlanta Falcons (2017)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • 3× First-team All-MWC (2010–2012)
  • Total tackles: 35, Forced fumbles: 0, Fumble recoveries: 0, Pass deflections: 2, Interceptions: 0
  • Total tackles: 35
  • Forced fumbles: 0
  • Fumble recoveries: 0
  • Pass deflections: 2
  • Interceptions: 0

Leon McFadden was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. McFadden played in 38 games for the Browns and recorded 21 tackles and one interception.

McFadden was traded to the New York Jets in 2014, where he played in 14 games and recorded five tackles. McFadden was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2015, where he played in 15 games and recorded one interception.

McFadden was released by the 49ers in February of 2016. McFadden signed with the Oakland Raiders in March of 2016 and played in one game before being released. McFadden signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in August of 2016 and played in one game.

McFadden was released by the Buccaneers in October of 2016. McFadden signed with the Detroit Lions in December of 2016 and played in one game.

8. Bryce Treggs

California Golden Bears football


  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)
  • College: California
  • Undrafted: 2016
  • San Francisco 49ers (2016)*, Philadelphia Eagles (2016–2017), Cleveland Browns (2017), Philadelphia Eagles (2017–2018)*
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Super Bowl champion (LII)
  • Receptions: 8, Receiving yards: 159, Receiving touchdowns: 0
  • Receptions: 8
  • Receiving yards: 159
  • Receiving touchdowns: 0

Bryce Treggs played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2016. Treggs is a wide receiver and played college football at California. Treggs has not been drafted and is currently a free agent.

Bryce Treggs is 6'0" and 185 pounds. Treggs played high school football at St. John Bosco and was a two-time all-American. Bryce Treggs is considered a speedster and has good hands. Bryce Treggs is likely to be signed by a NFL team in the near future.

Bryce Treggs is looking to make an impact in the league and has high hopes. Bryce Treggs is an impressive player and has the potential to be a star. Treggs was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Treggs played college football at Oregon.

Treggs was a three-time All-Pac-12 selection. Treggs caught 158 passes for 2,733 yards and 19 touchdowns in his Oregon career. Treggs was a standout in the Eagles' win over the Rams in the Super Bowl. Treggs will compete for a roster spot with the Eagles in the 2017 NFL season.

If he is not signed by the Eagles, Treggs will likely be signed by the Browns. Treggs is a versatile receiver who can play both the slot and outside. Treggs is a potential replacement for Mike Wallace.

Also Played For: university of california

9. Nico Falah

USC Trojans football


  • High school: St. John Bosco, Bellflower, California
  • College: USC
  • Undrafted: 2018
  • Tennessee Titans (2018)*, New York Jets (2018)*, Denver Broncos (2018–2019), Las Vegas Raiders (2021)*, Pittsburgh Maulers (2022–present)
  •  * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Inactive

Nico Falah played college basketball at USC. He was undrafted in 2018 but has since been signed by the Pittsburgh Maulers. Falah is a guard who stands at 6'4" and weighs in at 301 pounds.

Falah is most known for his shooting ability, as he is a consistent shooter from long range. Falah is a physical player who can score in the low post and from beyond the arc. Falah is looking to make an impact with the Pittsburgh Maulers this season.

Nico Falah was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the 2018 NFL Draft. Falah played college football at Ohio State. Falah has also played for the New York Jets and Denver Broncos. Falah has appeared in 49 games in his career. Falah has recorded 179 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 interceptions.

10. Beaux Collins


  • College: , Clemson (2021–present)
  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)

Beaux Collins is a sophomore wide receiver for the Clemson Tigers. He was a four-star recruit out of high school, and was ranked as the No. 80 overall recruit in the nation by ESPN.

He played in all 14 games as a true freshman in 2016, recording 27 receptions for 429 yards and one touchdown. Collins broke out as a sophomore in 2017, recording 83 receptions for 1,176 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Collins was named a first-team All-American by the Associated Press and a second-team All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. He was also named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, and was selected to the All-SEC first team.

Collins was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Beaux Collins was a highly touted collegiate prospect who starred at Clemson. Collins played in all 20 games for the Tigers in his two seasons, averaging 14.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game.

He was named First Team All-ACC in both of his seasons with the Tigers. Collins was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth overall pick in the 2019 NBA draft. Collins is expected to be a key part of Portland’s future and should provide them with a much-needed boost on the defensive end.

Collins is a hard worker who is committed to improving his game every day. He is a versatile player who can play both frontcourt positions. 

Collins is a natural leader, and he will be a key figure on the Portland Trail Blazers’ young team. Collins is looking forward to playing in the NBA and he is confident that he can be a success at the highest level.

11. Damien Mama

New York Giants

Damien Mama Career

  • High school: St. John Bosco, (Bellflower, California)
  • College: USC
  • Undrafted: 2017
  • Kansas City Chiefs (2017), New York Giants (2017), Dallas Cowboys (2018)*, San Diego Fleet (2019), Los Angeles Wildcats (2020)*, New York Guardians (2020), TSL Jousters (2021), Tampa Bay Bandits (2022), San Antonio Brahmas (2023–present)
  • Offseason and/or practice squad member only
  • Roster status: Active
  • Second-team All-Pac-12 (2016)

Mama was born in Moreno Valley, California and attended St. John Bosco High School. He played college football at USC and was not drafted in the 2017 NFL Draft.

He signed with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 and played for them through the 2018 season. In 2018, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys and played in 10 games before being released.

He was then signed by the San Antonio Brahmas of the AFL and played in 11 games. He was released by the Brahmas at the end of the season. Mama is currently a free agent and is looking to sign with another NFL team.

He has played in 37 games in his career and has recorded 310 tackles, 2 sacks, and 2 interceptions. Damien Mama is a guard and is 6'3" and 325 pounds. Damien Mama is a five-year NFL veteran who has spent time with the San Diego Fleet and Los Angeles Wildcats.

Mama has played in 43 games, starting 33, and has collected 265 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles, and one interception. He was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection in 2016. Mama was signed by the Tampa Bay Bandits as an unrestricted free agent in August of 2019.

Also Played For: new york guardians, san diego fleet

Final Words

St. John Bosco was a beloved Italian saint and the founder of the Salesian order. He was born on April 25, 1575, in the town of Ariano Irpino, in the province of Avellino, southern Italy.

After being ordained a priest, Bosco began ministering to the poor and orphaned children of his parish. In 1763, he founded the Salesian order, which focuses on the spiritual and social welfare of the poor.

Saint John Bosco died on November 3, 1787, at the age of 73. He is considered a saint by the Catholic Church and is celebrated annually on November 3.

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John Rizzo

I am a professional rugby player in the Washington DC-Baltimore area. I have been playing rugby for over 10 years and have had the opportunity to play in many different countries. I am also a coach for both youth and adult rugby teams. I graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in Sports Management and Marketing. I am currently working on my MPA from American University and plan to pursue this career path after graduating next year. LinkedIn

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